Hi again. Many thanks to co-hosts Eric Nauert, Russell Wells and Alan Cooke for hosting while I was in Ithaca, New York, enjoying such scenic spots as Buttermilk Falls State Park (right). Fine as the trip was, it's good to be back with you and the music on GPB.
- Falla: Ritual Fire Dance. Montreal Sym, Dutoit. London 452 500.
- Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218. Maxim Vengerov, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orch. EMI 78374.
- Medtner: Piano Quintet in C major, op. post. Dmitri Alexeev, New Budapest Quartet. Hyperion 66744.
- Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. Mstislav Rostropovich, Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Kondrashin (live 1977). RCO 06004.
- Arnold: Wind Quintet, Op. 2. East Winds. Naxos 8.570294.
- Rameau: Le Rappel des Oiseaux. Dmitry Paperno. Cedille 074.
- Susato/Dunnigan: The Danserye (1551). University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Junkin. Reference 104.
- Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat, Op. 55. London Philharmonic Orch, Solti. London 443 856.